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Umphrey's McGee Live at Aragon Ballroom on 2006-12-29




Disc 1
01 Intro 3:33
02 Ocean Billy 8:55
03 Nothing Too Fancy 10:08
04 Much Obliged 7:16 +
05 Mullet (Over) 6:57 ^
06 August 17:37 *
07 Plunger 7:28
08 Abacab 9:44 **
Total: 1.1 Hours (~66 Minutes)

Disc 2
01 Intro 1:26
02 All In Time 19:14 +$
03 Push The Pig 11:16 ^^
04 Mulche's Odyssey 10:07
05 Blue Echo 12:00 $$
06 2nd Self 7:15
07 Nothing Too Fancy>I Want You (She's So Heavy) 13:58 +%
08 Glory 5:03 %%
09 Ocean Billy 2:42
Total: 1.3 hours (~78 Minutes)


Collection UmphreysMcGee
Band/Artist Umphreys McGee
Venue Aragon Ballroom
Location Chicago, IL

Source Shure KSM 109’s (~8 feet) > BM2p+mod UA5 > JB3
Lineage JB3 > USB > Audacity > xACT (Level 6)
Taped by Mike Hopkinson

Notes

+ Drop out in song because of battery change.
North Mississippi Allstars opened
^ Cody Dickinson on washboard
* Linus and Lucy tease
** First time played (Genesis)
$ We Want the Funk jam
^^ Chris Chew on bass and Ryan on keys
$$ Funky Monks tease ( Red Hot Chili Peppers)
%First time played. The Bealtes w/ Luther Dickinson on guitar
%% Luther Dickinson on guitar

Reviews

Reviewer: teddydunski - - October 8, 2010
Subject: Nothing too Fancy bad file
track 7 is jacked up, is fine for first 32 seconds, cuts to 8 seconds of silence, then cuts back into the song at what should be about the 3 minute mark of the track, so missing about 2 min 30 seconds.

thanks for what it is though.

D2T3 is missing the first 30 seconds as well
Reviewer: wspsaves - - March 19, 2007
Subject: This. Show. Was. Awesome.
This show kicked my ass. For what it's worth, I'd say it's the best Umphrey's show I've ever seen, and I was at that mad headline spot show at Summercamp last summer mentioned above, which also was sick, I agree.
Reviewer: cntrlrb20 - - February 17, 2007
Subject: mp3
this is a badass show. the mp3 quality is good, sounds great in my car. very low crowd noise, just a little bit more than what you'd get from a soundboard recording.

i was at the 29th and the 30th and will tell you the following: the 29th was all ages. it was packed. the crowd energy wasn't purely in the spirit of the music. it was more in the spirit of younger fans making small talk and smoking their brand new one hitters to what they wanted to hear from ThisUmphrey'sMcGeeDudeBroBand, which is what umph sort of expected and delivered the way umph does: a killer setlist. great songs like all in time (one of the best i've experienced was this night), glory (a surprisingly smooth, ethereal and well-balanced version here--i'm used to jaco using this song as an excuse to melt faces--but this is a nice change), a typically very trippy ocean billy and a completely revamped nothing too fancy. it would have been a typical all ages show if umph hadn't played so awesomely this night.

in sum, this show was the perfect complement to what they played the next night: smoking jams that left earth and rained free jazz over techno beats.

the 29th and 30th are the shows to have. not just from the NYE run, but from this entire archive, in my opinion. the only show that comes close to topping the 30th is the 5.26.06 summercamp set that made time stand still (on hippie hill).

NOTE: with the intros, disc one is 1:11:38, and disc two is 1:23:01. so these are the two sets, not two discs, because an audio disc cuts off at 1:20:00. if you burn this onto audio discs (for your own usage, of course), i suggest getting rid of the intros and editing track seven on disc two. n2f and i want you do not melt into each other, there is a considerable amount of time in between these songs, including brendan saying his thank yous. so again, if you want two, nice discs, delete the intros, splice "n2f>i want you" into two songs and get rid of the substantial amount of crowd and stage banter between them.

(by the way, thanks for the mp3 post.)

v-(i don't like flac files because they take too long to download and take up way too much space on my HD. converting them is annoying, and the mac flac converter software is shaky.)-v
Reviewer: youneverno41 - - February 16, 2007
Subject: request
Glad you guys are enjoying my show! And please try not to trade the mp3 so the quality doesn't diminish
Reviewer: murf1087 - - February 14, 2007
Subject: review of 12.29.2006 at Aragon
in response of what is posted above... why dont you download a flac converter. its a little more complicated, but it preserves sound quality by not directly downloading them as mp3's.

and also, this show was nuts. i loved every minute of it. good quality sound for this show.
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